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10 Reasons to Absolutely Love Being Pregnant

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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 10 Reasons to Absolutely Love Being Pregnant

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The terrifying but oh-so-cool feeling of not knowing what's next.

Consider it preparation for motherhood. Once you think you've finally got the whole thing figured out, it changes on you overnight. That bout of nausea that hasn't gone away for three weeks straight? It could be gone tomorrow. The curves you never thought you'd have? Ta-da, your prayers have been answered!

Everyone's experience with being pregnant is unique. For some, it's nine months of pure (or almost pure) bliss; for others, it feels like a nightmare that you can't wait to end. Regardless of the cards you were dealt, if you're expecting, there's an incredible miracle taking place inside of you (right this very minute). Morning sickness and cocktail refusals aside, here are 10 reasons to embrace and appreciate your pregnancy. It won't last forever - promise!

People are nicer to you.

Once you're visibly pregnant, expect the smiles from strangers and offers of seats on the bus or subway to start rolling it. Sure, it's a little unnerving at first, but roll with it, and when your time has passed, remember to pay it forward to other moms-to-be.

The terrifying but oh-so-cool feeling of not knowing what's next.

Consider it preparation for motherhood. Once you think you've finally got the whole thing figured out, it changes on you overnight. That bout of nausea that hasn't gone away for three weeks straight? It could be gone tomorrow. The curves you never thought you'd have? Ta-da, your prayers have been answered!

Everyone's experience with being pregnant is unique. For some, it's nine months of pure (or almost pure) bliss; for others, it feels like a nightmare that you can't wait to end. Regardless of the cards you were dealt, if you're expecting, there's an incredible miracle taking place inside of you (right this very minute). Morning sickness and cocktail refusals aside, here are 10 reasons to embrace and appreciate your pregnancy. It won't last forever - promise!

People are nicer to you.

Once you're visibly pregnant, expect the smiles from strangers and offers of seats on the bus or subway to start rolling it. Sure, it's a little unnerving at first, but roll with it, and when your time has passed, remember to pay it forward to other moms-to-be.

You get the upper hand in your relationship.

No matter how equitable your relationship is, as a pregnant woman, you bear the brunt of the tougher parts of baby making. It's biology. Your significant other is probably feeling a little bit helpless at this juncture - and you should totally take advantage of it (in the nicest way possible, of course).

You're never really alone.

It's a feeling that's hard to explain until you've been there, but even when your baby's just a few centimeters long, you'll have the incredible feeling of your baby's presence being a part of you. Magical!

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SweetLuci
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 12:50 PM

 

Use it as an opportunity to switch up your style.

There's a lot of time and attention devoted to how bad maternity clothes are and how awful it is to spend money on a temporary wardrobe. Ignore that negativity, and embrace your changing bod by making it look as good as it possibly can. Whether this means treating yourself to a few new special pieces designed especially for moms-to-be or experimenting with the way you style what's already in your closet, have fun with it. Your bump's not going anywhere (at least for a little while), so make the most of it.

Your hair, nails, and skin have never looked better.

Increased estrogen levels are working in your favor, and for many moms-to-be, that means shinier, more lustrous hair and harder nails. While it doesn't apply to everyone, many will end up with "that glow," too!

9+ months of anticipation

I remember having the same feeling while I was engaged - waking up every morning with this great sense of enthusiasm that something wonderful was on the horizon. You're a little nervous, a little unsure, but most of all, incredibly excited about the road ahead.

This just may be the healthiest time of your life.

Regardless of what your attitude toward nutrition and exercise was prepregnancy, the knowledge that every decision you make will impact the both of you can have tremendous (and great) consequences. Nine months without drinking, ensuring a well-balanced diet (even if it does include an extra Haagen-Dazs binge now and again), and getting enough sleep can do your body a world of good.

You have a built-in excuse . . .

. . . For anything and everything! Not up for venturing out in the snow? Call and cancel your plans. Craving a midday nap? If you have the capacity to do so, go for it. This is your time to put yourself and your baby first, so to whatever extent you're able to do so, be selfish.

You're going to gain the weight anyway, so . . .

OK, I'm not advocating a total nine-month binge fest, but there's something sort of wonderful about knowing that increasing your caloric intake is (for once!) what the doctor ordered. Go ahead and order dessert next time you're out to dinner. Succumb to cravings, within reason. Listen to what your body's telling you, and go with it.

othermom
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 1:47 PM

I love feeling the baby kick

SarahSuzyQ
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Pregnancy is not my thing, but I know some ladies who love being pregnant. :)

SweetLuci
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 10:23 PM

 I had difficult pregnancies, so about the only thing I liked about being pregnant was the result.

RocknRoll.Rose
by Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 10:39 PM
I had a hellish pregnancy I was alone and not happy to be pregnant and they were conceived under horrible circumstances. I was in denial for the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy and when I finally have in and went to a doctor, surprise twins. It was a hard 35 weeks but I'm glad I have my beautiful babies. I'm just not in a hurry to do that again, although maybe under different circumstances it won't be so hard.
melliburger
by Bronze Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 11:34 PM

My pregnancy wasn't the greatest but there were some good things from it.

Stevensmomma
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 7:25 AM
So far this is a great pregnancy my morning sickness is gone and I have no other symptoms I feel great
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